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Survey on barriers and diversity in the legal professions

2021-10-21T16:39:23+00:00October 13th, 2021|

The LSRA, along with independent research company Behaviour & Attitudes (B&A), is conducting an online anonymised survey of  law undergraduates and trainee and early career practising solicitors and barristers. The survey fieldwork will take place in October 2021. It will inform research and a report to the Minister for Justice on economic and other barriers faced [...]

LSRA Complaints Service – Covid-19 Update

2021-10-21T16:23:38+00:00October 13th, 2021|

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority continues to operate under remote working arrangements until further notice, in line with the latest Government restrictions to suppress the transmission of Covid-19. Complaints Handling Due to the necessary Covid-19 workplace safety restrictions, some of our complaints staff continue to work remotely and are handling a large volume of phone calls.  [...]

LSRA urges consumers and solicitors to be aware of cybercrime threat

2021-10-05T13:30:48+00:00October 5th, 2021|

The LSRA is aware that cyberattacks are increasing in both number and sophistication. Solicitors and their clients are among those targeted by online criminals through fraudulent emails that impersonate solicitors’ firms. These emails often advise the client that the solicitor has recently changed their bank account and direct the client to lodge money to the new [...]

Public Consultation – New Profession of Conveyancer

2021-09-08T12:10:07+00:00September 8th, 2021|

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority invites interested parties to make written submissions ahead of its report for the Minister for Justice in relation to the creation of a new profession of conveyancer in Ireland. This invitation for written submissions is among a number of phased consultation processes which the Authority intends to conduct in preparing its [...]